Definition for DE-PRESS'

DE-PRESS', v.t. [L. depressus, deprimo; de and pressus, premo, to press.]

  1. To press down; to press to a lower state or position; as, to depress the end of a tube, or the muzzle of a gun.
  2. To let fall; to bring down; as, to depress the eye.
  3. To render dull or languid; to limit or diminish; as, to depress commerce.
  4. To sink; to lower; to deject; to make sad; as, to depress the spirits or the mind.
  5. To humble; to abase; as, to depress pride.
  6. To sink in altitude; to cause to appear lower or nearer the horizon; as, a man sailing toward the equator depresses the pole.
  7. To impoverish; to lower in temporal estate; as, misfortunes and losses have depressed the merchants.
  8. To lower in value; as, to depress the price of stock.

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